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Seabreeze Motel

28 The Bay Hill Timaru, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

At the best this should have been advertised as a very Budget Backpacker Accommodation! Very musty smell that we had to endure over the 2 days ! Extremely dated and worn interior. Mould on broken cutains and broken dirty venetions. Very old couch and 2 chairs worn and uncomfortable. Dated wall paper ripped off walls..Nails/Screws in walls where pictures used... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

friendly staff....this place is so central. Ok....so step back into the 1970's....but who cares. Nice place to stay. Close to Fusion ...nice restaurant. But if you want to try Speights or The Oxford...both the other end of town - go for a walk. Oh...try Custom House for a meal....nice.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We intentionally stay here when visiting or passing through Timaru. An older world place but with space to move and configured so differently from the motel' boxes' around. Well equipped , clean and tidy. Efficient host. Parking is a little on the short side and you need to park carefully!

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Summerland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Although clean and a great view, it is an awful location given the heavily trafficked commercial harbor/seaport. Nothing for tourists except excruciating noisy and bright lit nights, from the harbor, the bypass and the highway. No sleep... not even ear plugs provided. Even though 'modestly' priced by some, it is not worth staying there.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The best thing about the Seabreeze is its location, looking out over the harbor, quite close to a number of restaurants and pubs and a short walk to the center of town. Otherwise, there is little to recommend it, apart from the modest price of the rooms. It’s the kind of motel where you are asked to pay your bill... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

No wardrobes,pink kitchen cupboards, 1960s brown Lino,smells,dirty old lounge suite,mould on wall. Sorry but this disgusting, owner needs to smartin up in appearance,not inviting,just like the rooms all a bit tired.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Booked for one night but ended up staying two. Lovely view from upstairs unit. A bit dated but lovely and comfortable, clean and with kitchen. Easy walk to shops, cafes, restaurants, beach etc. Great value for money.

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South Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed on one night in a downstairs unit. Unit was very clean and tidy. A little dated but we were not worried especially at the good price for two people and especially in Timaru. Great location just leave your car in the car park and walk to town centre or down into Caroline Bay. For the more mature there... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A popular and handy location, only a short walk to the main street. Booking in was not a problem using their freephone. We asked for a quiet room away from the railway line. As it turned out, our spacious room on the upper level had a great view over Caroline Bay. There is sufficient car parking on the premises. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

The location is great as far as Timaru goes, but this place is out of the 70s! Maybe even earlier. Sometimes vintage can be quirky if done right, but this is NOT done right! The beds (thank heavens) are the only things in this place that have been changed in 40 odd years. The smell of our room was quite... More 

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